New News information at Wood Based Panels New and updated information from News listed on wbpionline.com http://www.wbpionline.com/ en-us http://www.wbpionline.com/ New News information at Wood Based Panels http://wbpionline.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Laminate Technologies Inc, acquires local lamination manufacturer http://www.wbpionline.com/news/laminate-technologies-inc-acquires-local-lamination-manufacturer-6032384 http://www.wbpionline.com/news/laminate-technologies-inc-acquires-local-lamination-manufacturer-6032384 Laminate Technologies (Lam Tech), Inc headquartered in Tiffin, Ohio has acquired the business assets of White City manufacturer, Lamination Technology Industries (LTI), with an additional manufacturing facility in Spokane, Washington. Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:12:15 GMT Federally-sponsored formaldehyde study finds no link to leukemia http://www.wbpionline.com/news/federally-sponsored-formaldehyde-study-finds-no-link-to-leukemia-6022408 http://www.wbpionline.com/news/federally-sponsored-formaldehyde-study-finds-no-link-to-leukemia-6022408 The National Toxicology Program (NTP) has released a report from a recently completed National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) study, which found that formaldehyde inhalation did not cause leukemia in strains of mice genetically predisposed to these types of cancers. Tue, 09 Jan 2018 06:13:36 GMT Jewson awards Norbord with ‘Supplier of the Year’ accolade http://www.wbpionline.com/news/jewson-awards-norbord-with-supplier-of-the-year-accolade-6022405 http://www.wbpionline.com/news/jewson-awards-norbord-with-supplier-of-the-year-accolade-6022405 Norbord Europe Ltd was presented with the ‘Best Overall Supplier 2017' award by Jewson at Jewson Live in December, the UK's biggest builders' merchant show, "for ensuring the availability of its products across all our branches, despite difficult market conditions". Tue, 09 Jan 2018 06:12:24 GMT Major investment of the Weinig Group at Holz-Her in Nürtjingen http://www.wbpionline.com/news/major-investment-of-the-weinig-group-at-holz-her-in-nrtjingen-6022362 http://www.wbpionline.com/news/major-investment-of-the-weinig-group-at-holz-her-in-nrtjingen-6022362 With an investment of €10m, the Weinig Group is accelerating further growth of its business unit Panel Processing. Tue, 09 Jan 2018 05:56:19 GMT Egger Group shows positive outlook for the entire business year 2017/2018 http://www.wbpionline.com/news/egger-group-shows-positive-outlook-for-the-entire-business-year-20172018-6022359 http://www.wbpionline.com/news/egger-group-shows-positive-outlook-for-the-entire-business-year-20172018-6022359 The Egger Group, headquartered in St Johann, Tirol, Austria, was able to conclude the first half-year of its financial year 2017/2018 with a consolidated turnover of €1.32bn (+11.1% compared to the previous year). Tue, 09 Jan 2018 05:54:56 GMT Arauco acquires Masisa assets in Mexico http://www.wbpionline.com/news/arauco-acquires-masisa-assets-in-mexico-6022350 http://www.wbpionline.com/news/arauco-acquires-masisa-assets-in-mexico-6022350 Arauco has strengthened its presence in the North American market with the purchase agreement for Masisa’s industrial assets in Mexico. The agreement involves an investment of US$245m for three industrial complexes located in Chihuahua, Durango and Zitácuaro. Tue, 09 Jan 2018 05:53:47 GMT UK consumption of timber and panel products on the rise http://www.wbpionline.com/news/uk-consumption-of-timber-and-panel-products-on-the-rise-6011010 http://www.wbpionline.com/news/uk-consumption-of-timber-and-panel-products-on-the-rise-6011010 The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has issued its ‘Statistical Review 2017’ which shows that growth in the consumption of wood products in the UK resumed in 2016, following a small drop in volume the previous year. A near 3% volume increase resulted in the volume of wood products consumed rising to over 16 million m3 for the first time since before the recession of 2008. Fri, 22 Dec 2017 08:33:35 GMT Panels giant Arauco to acquire Masisa Mexico assets http://www.wbpionline.com/news/panels-giant-arauco-to-acquire-masisa-mexico-assets-6010046 http://www.wbpionline.com/news/panels-giant-arauco-to-acquire-masisa-mexico-assets-6010046 South America based wood-based panel giant Arauco is to buy Masisa’s Mexican mills in a US$245m deal. Thu, 21 Dec 2017 10:20:00 GMT Automated solution for sanding of MDF doors with flat centre panel http://www.wbpionline.com/news/automated-solution-for-sanding-of-mdf-doors-with-flat-centre-panel-6008787 http://www.wbpionline.com/news/automated-solution-for-sanding-of-mdf-doors-with-flat-centre-panel-6008787 The Opera R, delivered by Biesse and Viet, is said to be the only automated solution for sanding of MDF doors with flat center panel, as well as removal of cross grain scratching of solid wood doors. Wed, 20 Dec 2017 10:35:46 GMT Andritz successfully starts up MDF line supplied to Panel Plus MDF http://www.wbpionline.com/news/andritz-successfully-starts-up-mdf-line-supplied-to-panel-plus-mdf-6008785 http://www.wbpionline.com/news/andritz-successfully-starts-up-mdf-line-supplied-to-panel-plus-mdf-6008785 International technology group Andritz has successfully started up the MDF line II supplied to Panel Plus MDF Co Ltd, based in Bangkok, Thailan for its mill in Hat Yai. Wed, 20 Dec 2017 10:34:31 GMT